Dieter Petereit September 29th, 2012

Pimp Your New Twitter Profile Page with Free Header Images from

It’s merely two weeks ago that Twitter announced the immediate availability of header images on profile pages, a functionality very similar to Facebook and Google+ offerings. Apply a header image and each time someone opens up your profile, be it on desktop or through mobile apps, your newly embedded image will be shown. We all know that this is not actually overwhelming but play kids as we all are, we won’t miss out on uploading our own headers, will we? You could of course unleash your creativity and build a great, earth-shaking header image for your followership or you could just download one of the nice headers they provide over at Actually that’s what I did… Headers In Different Flavors, Completely Free

At the time of writing, offers around 300 different header images for pimping your profile page. The service is completely free of charge, the headers are of varying quality. I found a few dozen that fit my taste easily. Once you’ve found your new header image you download it to your local storage, the desktop in my case.

Now you open Twitter, click on the wheel icon to the upper right side of the screen and choose Edit Profile. On the left sided menu you click on Design. The Design options open to the right of the menu. You have to watch out for the section Customize Your Own. The first option you’ll see there is the possibility to change the header image. You click on Change Header, click on Choose Existing Image, which opens your file-system, where you navigate to the folder you downloaded the image to, highlight it and click Open.

[caption id="attachment_72371" align="alignnone" width="550"] The modal windows lets you fine tune the image segment shown[/caption]

The chosen header will appear in a modal window, where you can further customize its look by pulling a slider that zooms into the image section displayed. This way you’re able to choose only a certain part of the uploaded image. Once zoomed you can drag the section until your desired segment is shown. Now you click on Save, but be aware that your header is not really saved by now. You have to click Save Changes on the Design tab of your profile edit page too. After that, your followers are presented with your brand-new Twitter header. Woohoo!

[caption id="attachment_72372" align="alignnone" width="550"] My new header: the result of my personalization efforts[/caption]

Here are just a tiny few you might like from’s large portfolio:

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Dieter Petereit

Dieter Petereit is a veteran of the web with over 25 years of experience in the world of IT. As soon as Netscape became available he started to do what already at that time was called web design and has carried on ever since. Two decades ago he started writing for several online publications, some well, some lesser known. You can meet him over on Google+.


  1. Awesome post! Thank you for sharing…
    Until I found this post I was just wondering how these people are getting new profile look :)

  2. I think the new Twitter Headers are Awesome!

    I love the fact that I can have the Same Profile Pics and Cover/Header Pics on Facebook AND Twitter! Great Job….

    I found another website called, – its just like the one Dieter Mentioned Above….Great Site and they are ALL FREE just like TwitRCovers!

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